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Questions tagged [tagging]

Tags are keywords or labels that categorize and group your question with other, similar questions. If your post at meta is about suggesting new tags, choosing correct tags for some question, suggesting removal of some tag, this tag is appropriate for such question.

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Reflection tag…keep and add description, or remove?

So, I just came across a really bad question (that's in the process of getting close votes), and the only tag was reflection, which has no description. As the relatively new person here, I don't ...
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Appropriate tags for equation formulation question

I'm a biologist-turned-programmer (yes, one of those) trying to write up equations describing my code. I'm in the process of writing a question about it (it includes a description of the algorithm and ...
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Are the “teaching” and “learning”, and “education” tags appropriate here given that there's a ME.SE?

The education tag seems almost as compromised as the self-learning tag, i.e. lots of questions that aren't about the education process are tagged so simply because some is [self-]educating by asking a ...
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Elliptic PDE or index theory tag

I ask this question in MO. then a user suggested me to ask it at MSE. But I could not find Elliptic PDE tag or index theory tag. Is it a good idea to suggest to MSE to produce such tags?
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tag laplace-expansion

The tag laplace-expansion seem to be used for two totally different, and unrelated subjects: 1) Laplace approximation for integrals, as in Laplace's method with nontrivial parameter dependency 2)...
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Tags for lines and planes?

Quite recently (it can still be seen in the list of new tags) the tag line was created. (As far as I can say, it was created in this post. Or at least it was the first post using this tag that I saw. ...
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How can we create a new tag in a Stack Exchange site?

How can we create a new tag in a Stack Exchange site?
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An interactive graph of Math.SE tags

Some time I created A Graph Map of Math.SE, which met with a warm response from this community. Encouraged by this, I created a new visualization, this time interactive and up-to-date (as long as the ...
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When editing tags, the bottom of the tag popup is invisible

When editing the tags of a question, a pop-up appears listing up to 6 tags containing the current word and their excerpt. When the excerpts are long, the tag box is truncated, and I can't scroll down ...
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What is (chebyshev-function) tag for?

When you look at questions currently tagged chebyshev-function, you will see questions from various areas there. (Number theory, Chebyshev polynomials, Chebyshev inequality,...) The tag-info for this ...
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What is the procedure for burnination (deletion) of tags?

I was scanning the tag list for Mathematics, there are loads that have never been used and probably never will be. Can anyone nominate a tag for burnination, is there procedure to follow, and who ...
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Is it ok to remove the (discrete-mathematics) tag from a question?

When I see a recently active discrete-mathematics question about e.g. number theory being poorly tagged, I tend not only to add the relevant, more specified, tags but also I remove the tag discrete-...
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isometry tag description?

So, I saw a few different definitions of the term "Isometry" when I was searching for help on my most recent problem. Not finding anything online here or elsewhere, I went ahead and posted a ...
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Tag editing etiquette on old questions

Just now I went through all of the questions I'd answered in abstract algebra and tagged the ones related to group theory with the group-theory tag. Honestly I did this so I could get the bronze badge ...
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Tag for a single algebraic equation?

This may seem like a silly question but I can't seem to find something to tag a question asking a solution for an algebraic equation. There is a systems-of-equations tag, but its description seems to ...
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Should we have a tag for “Carleman matrix”?

Carleman matrices are a special case of infinite matrices designed for function-composition. They involve implicitly the concept of generating-functions. They have certain specific properties which ...
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Should we have tag for (figurate-numbers)?

On this site we have many questions about triangular numbers, pentagonal numbers, pyramidal numbers and probably also some other related topics. (We might also consider square numbers, although at ...
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What is the use of tag “book-recommendation”?

I have seen people asking for book recommendations. But as it is opinion based it is removed. Then what is the use of the tag book-recommendation?.
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Smart automatic mass-retagging

Is there some way to automatically mass-retag questions in a strategic manner? I'm trying to implement a tag suggestion which involves removing the tag self-learning. Basically, I'd like to: Retag ...
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Questions with favourite tag no longer displayed

The questions tagged (algebraic geometry) are no longer displayed in blue on my screen, although that tag is among my favourite tags. I tried (through the edit) to suppress that tag from my ...
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How to differentiate between (elementary-number-theory) and (number-theory)

The tags elementary-number-theory and number-theory have been recently mentioned in this question: There are 1,732 questions tagged both elementary-number-theory and number-theory However, in that ...
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Tag management 2015 [duplicate]

Tags need a regular cleanup. This is a customary thread for tag synonyms etc. Rules of the game are basically the same: post your suggestion as an answer here if you see a particularly bad tag (a ...
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There are 1,732 questions tagged both elementary-number-theory and number-theory

(Prompted by this question) As you can see here, there are currently 1,732 questions tagged elementary-number-theory and number-theory. (For the record, there are respectively 9,252 and 10,636 ...
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Should math.SE have top level tags?

Many people use tags to filter out questions they view. (For example, using favorite tags, ignored tags, filters, by regularly visiting some tags or following them via e-mail notifications, by viewing ...
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Tags as redirects for correct tags

I guess you have seen a situations where an inexperienced user looks for some tag and when they do not find such tag, they just choose something similarly sounding. (It is very likely that you have ...
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Tags and synonyms for unit conversions / dimensional analysis

The two tags (Unit-of-measure) and (Dimensional-analysis) seem to be duplicates of one another with the majority of questions appearing under each tag being of the form "How do I convert from one set ...
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Why are empty tags not going away?

As far as I understand, empty tags should be removed after 24h. But right now, the tags geometric-modeling and cycle-index are still around even though I'm 100% certain that they have been empty for ...
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Do we need the (self-learning) tag?

The self-learning tag seems to be used to indicate that the question arose from the OP's own study rather than being assigned as homework. In the past we had a homework tag, and I imagine self-...
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About [probability-theory] tag

Almost four years after this discussion, and I think that the current situation is not ideal and we need some rethinking. Users keep tagging with probability-theory questions that should be tagged ...
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Average number of views per tag

Is it a simple query to find out the average number of views for all questions with a given tag? If so, I'm curious which tags have the highest average views and the lowest average views.
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What is the tag (quotient-spaces) intended for?

There exists a tag named quotient-spaces, the tag-info is empty at the moment. The notion of quotient space appears in various areas. It can be defined for topological spaces, vector spaces, normed ...
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Clarifying the “k-theory” tag

Currently there are three tags about K-theory: k-theory, algebraic-k-theory and topological-k-theory. The last two seem straightforward enough, but it's not clear to me what the standalone k-theory ...
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Should requesting examples be tagged as Soft-questions?

Here is the description of the tag "soft question": ...
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Is a (pseudoinverse) tag ok?

I tagged a question of mine pseudoinverse, but it got removed. Since a pseudoinverse is about matrices/operators that are not necessarily invertible, inverse is not exactly adequate, so I'd prefer ...
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Intention tags and topic tags

Some time ago, it was discussed and voted here if "homework" should be a tag. Well, I have been thinking about this matter today, and I have had an idea. Why shouldn't be two kinds of tags? Topic ...
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Why shouldn't I add a tag to increase visibility?

I recently had my edit suggestion rejected when I tried to add a tag to someone else's post. I grant that my new tag didn't "help to define the topic of the question," (The body of the post itself ...
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Edit wars over tags

Occasionally I'll run into users, usually new ones, who don't understand what certain tags mean (for example, marking a high-school-level Euclidean geometry question with 'differential-geometry'). ...
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Learning tag - Opinion based

On M.SE we always discourage questions that are provoking opinion based answers. This is fair in my opinion in most cases, however; in the case of questions holding the self-learning and learning tags ...
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I created the tags (surface-integrals) and (line-integrals)

I created the tags (surface-integrals) and (line-integrals). I had created the (line-integrals) before and had wrote its wiki only to have the tag deleted by someone and consequently the wiki itself. ...
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“Off-topic” tags

Some tags are about topics that are blatantly not on-topic here. Let me quote the FAQ (I realize this is not the be-all and end-all, but it's better than nothing): Mathematics Stack Exchange is for ...
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What is the 'transformation' tag for?

Looking at the tags, I see that transformation tag is the first tag without a tag wiki. Upon further investigation I see questions that are barely related. Some of them are geometry related, some are ...
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Should the spheres tag be deprecated?

A review edit for the spheres tag just popped up on my queue. After looking at the number of questions tagged (7), it seems like an unnecessary tag because it is extremely specific and vague at the ...
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Should we have a tag for (quotient-groups)?

I think that quotient groups are relatively important topic and we certainly have some questions about them. We do have tags for normal-subgroups and for quotient-spaces. As far as the importance of ...
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What about a separate tag for well-ordered sets? Or should it be synonym of (ordinals)?

There are many questions about well-ordered sets on the main and I consider well-orders to be an important topic. So perhaps they could deserve their own tag. On the other hand, many questions about ...
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I find (discrete-mathematics) problematic

The discrete-mathematics tag's info reads Discrete mathematics is the study of mathematical structures that are fundamentally discrete rather than continuous. For an overview, see the ...
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Should every new tag be discussed on meta before creation?

In several discussions here on meta, one user expressed the opinion, that every new tag (or at least most of them) should be discussed on meta before creating. For example here There is a saying ...
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What's the (formal-proofs) tag for?

The formal-proofs tag currently has no tag wiki. In my opinion this might invite people to use the tag for any question asking for a (more or less formal) proof. Very similar to the way the proof tag ...
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Should double factorials be under the factorial tag?

There has just recently ben created a double-factorial tag. I don't think we should have another tag just for this and that the tag factorial suits it well enough. I propose we change the tag wiki for ...
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About (kalman-filter) tag

A few days ago I created the tag kalman-filter. I did not discuss this tag on meta before creating it (although I mentioned creating this tag in the Tagging chatroom). Not so long after the tag ...
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What is the usefulness of having “proof-verification” and “solution-verification” as different tags?

I know there is a topic about the solution-verification tag (vs proof-writing), but now we have the proof-verification tag which has affiliated 2452 questions, while "solution-verification" has only ...